He’s not registered to vote. He’s not even a real person. But on June 23, the deciding vote on “Brexit”—the referendum on whether Britain will remain within or exit the EC—may well be cast by an anonymous chap known only as the Rolling English Drunkard.
One hundred years ago on June 1, Louis Dembitz Brandeis was confirmed as the first Jewish justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. Continue reading The Jewish Jefferson
Republicans reluctant to support the candidacy of Donald Trump are being bludgeoned with the argument that the next president could appoint as many as three Supreme Court justices. If Donald doesn’t pick them, Hillary will.
So Republicans should rally to Trump for that reason alone.
Pardon me, but I’m not buying that argument.
For its current production of Siegfried, Houston Grand Opera was fortunate enough to secure the services of one of these rare talents—native Texan Jay Hunter Morris. Morris grew up in Paris, Texas, singing in the choir of the local Baptist Church and with local rock bands. He never heard an opera in his life until he moved to Dallas and caught a production of La Traviata. It was an epiphany. He said to himself, “I want to see if I can sing like that.” Continue reading Local Boy Triumphs In Jock Opera
London mayor Boris Johnson’s criticisms of Mr. Obama’s column advocating against Brexit were intemperate. They were also rather ironic given the views he himself expressed a couple of years ago in a masterly biography of Winston Churchill. Continue reading Barack, Boris and Brexit